What does Pecan mean?

Definitions for Pecan
pɪˈkɑn, -ˈkæn, ˈpi kænpecan

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. pecannoun

    wood of a pecan tree

  2. pecan, pecan tree, Carya illinoensis, Carya illinoinsisnoun

    tree of southern United States and Mexico cultivated for its nuts

  3. pecannoun

    smooth brown oval nut of south central United States


  1. pecannoun

    A deciduous tree Carya illinoinensis of the central and southern United States, having deeply furrowed bark, pinnately compound leaves, and edible nuts.

  2. pecannoun

    A smooth, thin-shelled, edible oval nut of this tree.

  3. pecannoun

    A half of the edible portion of the inside of this nut.


  1. Pecan

    The pecan (Carya illinoinensis) is a species of hickory native to the southern United States and northern Mexico in the region of the Mississippi River. The tree is cultivated for its seed in the southern United States, primarily in Georgia, New Mexico, Texas, and Mexico, which produces nearly half of the world total. The seed is an edible nut used as a snack and in various recipes, such as praline candy and pecan pie. The pecan is the state nut of Alabama, Arkansas, California, and Texas and is also the state tree of Texas.


  1. pecan

    A pecan is a type of large deciduous tree native to North America, or the smooth, oval nut it produces, which has an edible kernel. The pecan nut is commonly used in cooking, particularly in sweet desserts like pecan pie.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Pecannoun

    a species of hickory (Carya olivaeformis), growing in North America, chiefly in the Mississippi valley and in Texas, where it is one of the largest of forest trees; also, its fruit, a smooth, oblong nut, an inch or an inch and a half long, with a thin shell and well-flavored meat

  2. Etymology: [Cf. F. pacane the nut.]


  1. Pecan

    The pecan, Carya illinoinensis, is a species of hickory, native to south-central North America, in Mexico from Coahuila south to Jalisco and Veracruz, in the United States in Iowa, Illinois, Kansas, Missouri, Indiana, Tennessee, Kentucky, Mississippi, Louisiana, Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas. "Pecan" is from an Algonquian word, meaning a nut requiring a stone to crack.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Pecan

    pē-kan′, n. a North American tree whose wood is chiefly used for fuel, also the nut it yields.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Pecan in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Pecan in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of Pecan in a Sentence

  1. Phillip Arnold:

    The pecan weevil is probably considered one of the most devastating or one of the most damaging to pecans.

  2. Ash Dahlke:

    I swear, every time you turn around in the Willcox basin area, a new field is being bladed for a pecan or pistachio orchard.

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